Hays Cruise Extras
  • Free Door-to-door transfers up to 90 miles each way*
Why book…
  • Head to the busy market in Port Louis or take a trip to the waterfront for the local cuisine
  • Relax on the white sandy beaches of Praslin Island
  • Discover the spectacular sights and cultural delights of Madagascar
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
The intimate Boudicca delivers high-quality service and a welcoming atmosphere from the moment you step on board. With a total passenger capacity of 880 — rare in modern cruising — she is a ship that provides you with more space for relaxing, as well as greater access to shorelines that larger ships can't reach. The range of dishes and dining venues on Boudicca is remarkable. Breakfast offers hot and continental options alongside fresh pancakes and omelettes, while dinner menus bring Scandinavian herring platter, Indian-spiced butterfish, Irish stew, Norwegian salmon, and braised venison. You also have Far East specialities and al fresco dining to enjoy during your time at sea. Indulge yourself in some retail therapy, relax in a hot tub and unwind in a welcoming bar or traditional lounge. You can entertain yourself with swimming, ballroom dancing, spa sessions, and card games during the day before spending the evening watching live comedy acts and music performances. A cruise on Boudicca offers you close-up views and limitless luxury.

Food
On Boudicca, you have the chance to experience some of the best dining at sea. Choose from one of three main dining rooms — Tintagel Restaurant, The Heligan Room and Four Seasons Restaurant — which all offer a choice of high-quality food and varied menus each night. The Grill lets you relax poolside and dine al fresco with dishes here including: shrimp salad, burgers, blueberry cheesecake, grilled seafood, and fillet steak. Head to Secret Garden Café to enjoy a relaxed buffet-dining experience, or The Bookmark Cafe for espressos, teas and luxury chocolates.

Drink
During the day, The Marquee Bar offers refreshing drinks — including premium gins — to enjoy in the sun. One of the favourite spots for guests to have an early-evening drink is The Observatory, which offers a relaxing pianist, welcoming atmosphere and views of the sunset. Head to the traditional British-style Morning Light Pub for a relaxed and informal ambience where you can enjoy good company, then go to Lido Lounge for a range of beers, spirits and cocktails. The highlight of most nights is Neptune Lounge where there are cabarets, live music, bright costumes, and dancing shows. Or for some peace and quiet, try Iceni Room which offers leather seats along with tea and coffee making facilities.

Entertainment
Fred. Olsen's entertainment venues include swimming pools, hot tubs, spa, sauna, gym, shops, library, cards room, arts and crafts sessions, and golf nets. During the evening, head to Neptune Lounge where you can enjoy singers, dancers, comedians, and magicians. There's also the casino which features roulette and blackjack.
Day 1 - 2: UK to Port Louis
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Port Louis and enjoy a coach transfer to the port*. Board Fred Olsens Boudicca and set sail for Seychelles.
Day 3 – 4: At Sea
Day 5: Praslin Island, Seychelles (overnight)
Praslin Island is the second largest island of the Seychelles archipelago. This verdant island is famous for its palm-tree fringed beaches such as Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio with their stunning granite boulder backdrop. Spend a few hours relaxing on Anse Volbert-Cote D'Or main beach and take in the views of the picturesque offshore Chauvre Souris Island. Pay a visit to the giant Aldabra tortoises at the Giant Tortoise Farm or enjoy a seafood meal by the water's edge at the village of Grand Anse. Hop on a ferry from Baie St Anne and explore the nearby islands of Mahe and La Digue. Travel inland to get close to nature at UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve at the centre of Praslin National Park.
Day 6: Praslin Island, Cruising Silhouette Islands sun-rise, Victoria, Seychelles
Praslin Island is the second largest island of the Seychelles archipelago. This verdant island is famous for its palm-tree fringed beaches such as Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio with their stunning granite boulder backdrop. Spend a few hours relaxing on Anse Volbert-Cote D'Or main beach and take in the views of the picturesque offshore Chauvre Souris Island. Pay a visit to the giant Aldabra tortoises at the Giant Tortoise Farm or enjoy a seafood meal by the water's edge at the village of Grand Anse. Hop on a ferry from Baie St Anne and explore the nearby islands of Mahe and La Digue. Travel inland to get close to nature at UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve at the centre of Praslin National Park.
Day 7: Victoria, Seychelles
Victoria is the capital of the Seychelles archipelago and sits on Mahe Island. Shop for souvenirs at the colourful Sir Selwyn Clarke Market. Admire the giant tortoises, fruit bats, flying foxes, palm trees and orchids in the idyllic surroundings of Seychelles National Botanical Gardens. Pay a visit to the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and the nearby La Domus. Admire the colonial buildings, St Paul's Cathedral, and the Big Ben-like clock tower at Freedom Square. Discover the islands' colourful flora, fauna and history at the Natural History Museum. As the ship sets sail, keep your eyes peeled for Silhouette Island - the third largest granitic island in the Seychelles and home to 125 year-old turtles, towering mountains, and lush, picturesque landscapes.
Day 8 – 9: At Sea
Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago that sits off the coast of East Africa. Stroll through the winding lanes of Stone Town and admire the minarets, carved doorways, and the 19th-century House of Wonders. Gaze in awe at the ancient ramparts of Ngome Kongwe (Old Fort) by the waterfront and the nearby Old Dispensary. Shop for local handicrafts and spices at the lively and colourful Darajani Market on Creek Road. Escape to the idyllic surroundings of the waterside Forodhani Gardens. Pay a visit to Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and walk through tropical gardens filled with free-flying exotic butterflies. Venture further afield to spend time on the white sandy beaches at Nungwi and Kendwa to the north of the island.
Day 10: Mamoudzou, Mayotte, France
Mamoudzou sits on Grand-Terre Island and is the capital of Mayotte in the Comoros Islands archipelago. Take a leisurely stroll through the city streets where you'll discover plentiful local shops, bars and restaurants. Explore the city's seafaring past at the Mamoudzou Fishing Museum. The surrounding waters are a haven for snorkelling and scuba diving. Or, why not enjoy a boat tour around the island and see schools of tropical fish, dolphins, whales and turtles in the crystal clear waters?
Day 11: Hell-Ville (Andoany), Nosy Be, Madagascar
Commonly known as Hell-Ville, Andoany is the capital of the Madagascan island of Nosy Be. This colonial town features fine architecture and a picturesque harbour. Stroll through the market and browse the colourful array of stalls, visit the Oceanographic Museum and admire native sea creatures, or cast your eyes upon the Russian Monument that commemorates soldiers who drowned off the coast in 1904. The town is also the gateway to the stunning rainforests and spectacular wildlife at the Lokobe National Park. Watch out for the Black, Grey-backed and Mouse Lemurs, boa constrictors, and chameleons that make their home in this fascinating area.
Day 12: Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
Located in the north of Madagascar, Antsiranana is the capital of Diana Region. This charming city combines wide streets and old colonial-era buildings with cosy markets for shopping delights and abundant restaurants to taste local cuisine. Pay a visit to the north coast for stunning views across the natural bay towards Sugar Loaf Mountain. Head south and you'll discover fascinating wildlife and stunning scenery at the two national parks - keep your eyes peeled for the Madagascar Fish Eagle, amazing waterfalls, and crater lakes at Amber Mountain National Park or gaze in wonder at the sacred lake and 50-million-year-old Jurassic limestone formations at Ankarana Special Reserve.
Day 13: At Sea
Day 14: Port Reunion, Reunion Island
Port Reunion sits at the extreme north-west corner of the island of Reunion. Follow the scenic coastline to the island's capital, St-Denis, to admire Creole-style houses, Cathedral de St-Denis, and Museum d'Histoire Naturelle. Relax on the 2km stretch of white sand at Ermitage Beach or try your hand at snorkelling and surfing at St-Gilles-les-Bains. Gaze in wonder at the active volcano, Piton de Fournaise, before learning about the island's volcanic history at the Cite du Volcan Museum in La Reunion National Park. Admire underwater delights at St-Gilles Aquarium and discover tropical fauna and flora at Eden Garden botanical gardens.
Day 15 - 16: Port Louis to UK
Your cruise comes to an end in Port Louis where you disembark the ship. Enjoy a coach transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
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Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing the lowest grade of cabin available within the applicable cabin type and are subject to availability. Further T&C's may apply.
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October 2018 - 16 Nights - Flying from selected UK airports to Port Louis
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